Postgraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards

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Postgraduate scholarships, bursaries and awards

Explore below for more information about specific bursaries and scholarships available.

For general enquiries please contact: 

Alumni Masters Scholarships

The Alumni Masters Scholarship is a scholarship is for all alumni of the University of Winchester.

The Alumni Masters Scholarship provides a 20% fee discount for all students, or 50% fee discount for students with a first-class Honours* for full-time and part-time eligible courses (see below for the list of eligible courses).

If students are fully or partially sponsored/funded by their employer or another organisation, the discount will not be available.

Course applications should be made via by 31 May 2020.

If you're not sure which course to do or would like general careers advise, please email

*With effect from 2021, there will be a single-tier 20% discount for all students regardless of their undergraduate degree classification.

Eligible courses for 2020 entry:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (Distance Learning only)
  • Applied Criminology
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural and Arts Management
  • Cultural Heritage and Resource Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Death, Religion and Culture
  • Digital Journalism
  • Digital Marketing and Analytics
  • Digital Media Practice (including Design and Visualisation options)
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Human Bioarchaeology
  • Human Osteology and Funerary Studies
  • Information Security
  • International Business
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing Innovation
  • Mission (Distance Learning course)
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Project Management
  • Reconciliation (Distance Learning only)
  • Reconciliation and Peacebuilding (Distance Learning only)
  • Refugee Studies
  • Social Research in Education
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sustainability and Social Justice
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy

PG and PGCE Graduates

Those who have studied a PG or PGCE qualification and have received a Distinction, Merit or Pass profile will be eligible for a 20% discount on Masters programmes.

How do I receive my Alumni Masters Scholarship?

For the reduced tuition fee you need to be accepted on your intended programme of Masters study and be able to satisfy all the normal academic admissions criteria. You also need to meet the University of Winchester's enrolment and registration conditions.

Your discount will be deducted automatically from your tuition fee invoice. Students are only eligible to receive one Postgraduate Scholarship for their course.

If you have any queries, please email

All recipients are normally expected to participate in appropriate marketing activity on behalf of the University to help with future recruitment to its programmes.

Postgraduate access scholarship scheme (PASS)

We have a strategic aim to reach out to groups not traditionally represented in Higher Education with particular care in overcoming disadvantage and promoting equality, social justice and social mobility.

We believe that education must be a force for opportunity and social justice, not for the entrenchment of privilege. The following is only available for taught Masters programmes.

Open to: UK students
Criteria: Various – see below
Value: 20% discount on tuition fees
Access agreement*: No

  • The discount is applicable to stand alone taught Masters programmes only.
  • Students receiving Alumni Masters, Winchester Graduate Masters Scholarship or other fee discount, waiver or sponsorship will not be eligible to receive PASS as well.
  • Students studying MSc Social Work who are in receipt of the NHS bursary are not eligible to receive PASS.

How to apply: Applicants must first have received a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a postgraduate programme of study before filling in the online application form.

PASS application form

To be eligible you must fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Previously been in receipt of Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) or be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
    • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
    • Attendance Allowance (AA)
    • Employability Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Spent time in the care of a local authority as a child or young person
  • Be a carer for a family member with long-term ill-health or disability
  • Be currently receiving any form of means-tested state benefit e.g. Housing Benefit, Income Support

We also offer the Postgraduate Access Scholarship to:

  • Those who have served in the British Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist
  • spouses/civil partners of those who have served in the Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist within the past five years
  • children, aged 30 or under, of those who have served in the Armed Forces, either as a regular or reservist

Filling in the Application Form

Please save your application form using the following format before submitting:

Surname, Forename Student Number PASS Application
e.g. Bloggs, Joe 0123456 PASS Application

The closing date for completed applications and supporting evidence is Friday, 25 September 2020.

Please submit your form to or email if you are unable to access the application form.

Course bursaries and scholarships

The University of Winchester offers a range of bursaries and scholarships, please explore further and find out what you could be eligible for.

Executive MBA Bursary and Scholarships

Winchester Alumni MBA 10th Anniversary Bursary

  • 50% fee waiver
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ management experience
  • Applicants may only apply for one scholarship

Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

  • 25% fee waiver
  • Subject to submission of an essay on Climate Change (details available from Programme Leader – see contact details below)
  • Essays are judged and the awarding of scholarships is competitive
  • Applicants must have a minimum of two years’ management experience
  • Applicants may only apply for one scholarship

Entry Requirements

For all bursaries and scholarships, applicants are required to hold an undergraduate degree (2:2 classification or above) and have at least two years’ management experience. Exceptionally, those without an undergraduate degree but who have significant senior management experience may be considered.

For more information, please contact Dr John Richardson, MBA Programme Leader

Telephone: 01962 827033

*Eligibility for a Staff Family Member Scholarship applies to a spouse/partner, parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a salaried member of staff of the University of Winchester.